Firm Profile: The firm Christian de Groote Associated Architects was founded in 1967, on ending de Groote's former association with architect Emilio Duhart. Born in Chile in 1931, De Groote lived part of his youth in Cuba, and part in Mexico, where he graduated from high school. He studied Architecture at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (the country's most reputed Catholic university) where he took his degree in 1958 with the highest grade. Later on, he obtained a scholarship from the Fulbright Foundation and the U.S. State Department, taking postgraduate studies at M.I.T., in Chicago, and at the University of California in Berkeley.
Starting on 19678, de Groote established his own office, designing many works for industrial and mining concerns, offices, newspapers, and banks, creating buildings, malls, exhibition pavilions, social housing, and graphic design. Yet a very important proportion of his work has been devoted to private houses, de Groote having built more than 150 houses to date.
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Originally from Buenos Aires, Oscar Riera Ojeda is an editor and designer who practices in the United States, South America and Europe from his office in Boston. He is vice-director of the Spanish-Argentinian magazine Casas Internacional, and is the creator of several series of architectural publications for Rockport Publishers in addition to the Single Building series, including Ten Houses, Contemporary World Architects, Architecture in Detail and Art and Architecture. Other architectural publications include the New American series for the Whitney Library of Design, as well as several monographs on the work of renowned architects.
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Descripción Rockport Pub, 1999. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P111564964922
Descripción ROCKPORT, 1999. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: New. excellent condition, only 1 in stock The residential work of Christian de Groote is characterized by the fact that each building was conceived for a specific client, and therefore highly personalized. In what he calls "the house as a portrait of a family", De Groote acts as the translator of the interests, habits, and longings of the family into a structure. With over one hundred and Fifty residences built, the unparalleled work of Christian De Groote and his firm is examined and displayed in this monograph. Nº de ref. de la librería 001572